Love vinyl? Luckily for you, Record Store Day is finally upon us!
Celebrate the culture of independently owned record stores as the day brings together fans, artists, and the thousands of record stores across the globe on April 13th. What started as an insider’s record club has become a huge phenomenon drawing in thousands of people nationwide to their local record shops to get a piece of the action.
Here’s a list of some groovy places be this Record Store Day.
Twist & Shout
Probably the best broad based record store in the city, carrying new and used CD and vinyl products, along with music and pop-culture lifestyle goodies, toys, posters, and the like. Twist and Shout is opening their doors bright and early at 8am to start the party. If you’re in Denver, come enjoy the festivities! You can find their lineup here.
2508 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
Wax Trax Records
Originally owned by Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher, who sold the store in the late 70’s to move to Chicago, Wax Trax Records is a legendary store and record label that spawned the likes of industrial music icons like Ministry, Revolting Cocks, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, etc., and has a long-awaited documentary being released this Spring. Meanwhile, the original store where a young Eric Bouchard bought his first Iggy Pop and Ramones records, inspiring him to become Jello Biafra still exists to serve indie rock and punk fans physical product needs.
“Whether you are looking for the double LP vinyl re-issue of Lou Reed’s finest solo effort, ‘Ecstasy’, or, the Residents’ ‘Blood On Black Wax’, or, the three LP Skip Spence collection, ‘And Oar Again’, or, a vinyl picture disc equivalent of a wad of blotter acid known as ‘The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators’, or, because, you know, this is RSD, the 554th ‘Best Of’ collection from the Rolling Stones, this Saturday is Your Day!”
638 E. 13th Ave
Denver, CO 80262
Mojo Books and Records
Tampa Bay’s largest independent book and record store, Mojo Books and Records, is one of the few local coffee bars specializing in manual brewing, and a part-time show venue, supporting the local music scene.
“Mojo takes Record Store Day and Record Store Day Black Friday VERY seriously — we consistently order pretty much everything for the largest RSD selection around! Tampa’s independent for USED & NEW VINYL, BOOKS, CDs, DVDs & miscellanea. The expanded 4200 sq ft store features a large, eclectic selection of the popular, the classic and the obscure. And while you’re here, be sure to check out the Mojo coffee & tea bar!”
2540 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33612
Kingfish Records the place for record collectors in the Tampa Bay area to shop for the best value in collectible vinyl , CD’s and music memorabilia.
“Those in line Saturday morning will receive an entry ticket for our drawings and store admittance at 8AM. Staff should be there before 7 AM to hand those out and starting at about 7:30 there will be give-away drawings (T-shirts, gift certificates, ukulele’s, posters, etc). One of the tents will also have vinyl for sale $3 or 2 for 5 in the morning. Abraham-Billings ( from Stranger band) will play from 11:30 til 12:15 with Dovydas to follow. Bring a folding chair if you like and sit under one of the tents . We got lot’s of cold beer and pizza for the afternoon for you to enjoy.”
26024 US Hwy 19 N
Clearwater, FL 33763
RPM Records is an awesome vinyl boutique is located close to the city’s main commercial and cultural area. You can enjoy music, coffee, books and a great time this Record Store Day. #SesionesRPM
RPM is a shop with a love for vinyl records, for those who love recorded music in analog format and great sound quality for everyone to enjoy.
Carrera 14 # 83-04
Sparta Records offers unique titles, but limited quantities this Record Store Day. Sparta Records is a place where you can find the most “hard to find” titles, groups, artists in formats like CD, DVD and Vinyl. “There’s nothing impossible for us! Just let us know if you need some “impossible” title that you couldn’t find at: firstname.lastname@example.org”
Rough Trade NYC
This independent record store is the place to be for obscure & mainstream CDs & vinyl. Plus, they boast live music & a bar to match. This place is the perfect venue to hit up if you’re in Brooklyn this April 12th.
“It’s our biggest day of the year! Not only will we have stock of all the Record Store Day 2019 Titles and full stock catalogue and new releases, but we’re planning a full day of music! All shows free, DJ sets in between bands presented by Talkhouse.”
Slide to Rough Trade and you’ll catch dj sets by Charly Bliss, Chris Cohen, Sad 13 (Speedy Ortiz), Madison McFerrin, Ian Williams (Battles), The Range, Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil) and tons more.
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
The Groove offers new & used LPs, 45s & CDs in diverse genres, plus pre-owned stereo equipment. Of course, on Record Store Day, The Groove is going in.
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1103 Calvin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
This laid-back music shop specializes in vintage, pressed recordings, CDs & cassette tapes. Grimey’s is wasting no time and opens at 9am to kick off the festivities.
“We will feature live performances by Anderson East, Alanna Royale and SUSTO on Record Store Day. Live music begins at 3PM.”
1060 E Trinity Ln
Nashville, TN 37216
For more info on finding places near you who are also participating this Record Store Day, check out the official RSD site for all the juicy details.